No. 21 George Washington 98, Fairleigh Dickinson 59
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Debbie Hemery had 23 points as No. 21 George Washington overcame poor shooting and a slow start Friday for a 98-59 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson in the first round of the George Washington Invitational tournament.
George Washington (2-0) meets Oklahoma in Saturday’s championship game. The Sooners (2-1) defeated Illinois State 69-56 Friday.
Hemery had eight points in the opening 6:56 as the Colonials jumped ahead 16-6 and led 45-30 at halftime.
Lisa Cermignano had 18 points for George Washington, Tajama Abraham had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and Myriah Lonergan scored 11 points.
Christine Bachman had 13 points to lead the Lady Knights (0-2), while Dasha Ross had 12 points and Tishana Edwards 10 points.